US Transportation Secretary LaHood To Make Funding Announcement To Boost Transit Training, Employment Opportunities in Nationís Capital & Across the Country

Date: 2013-01-14
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At 11:30 am Friday, Jan. 11, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will make a funding announcement that will help the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and other transit agencies and organizations across the country train a future generation of transit professionals




(Media-Newswire.com) - At 11:30 am Friday, Jan. 11, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will make a funding announcement that will help the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and other transit agencies and organizations across the country train a future generation of transit professionals, including students at the Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts in Northwest Washington.



WHO: US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
DC Mayor Vincent Gray
WMATA General Manager/CEO Richard Sarles
Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts Executive Director
Edward Pinkard and Chair of the Board Dr. Richard A. English

WHAT: Funding announcement to boost transit training, employment opportunities in
Washington, DC, and nationwide

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
11:30 am

WHERE: Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts
1346 Florida Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC



NOTE TO MEDIA: Please set up by 11:15 am in the main lobby of the school.